How do I print with plastisol?
To control dye migration use the following procedures:
- Print with high-opacity, low-bleed plastisol inks.
- Use no more heat than necessary to cure the ink.
- Print and flash-cure a low-bleed white underbase, then print the desired color over that.
- Avoid the problem by printing on 100% cotton fabrics only.
Can you use plastisol ink on polyester?
The ideal temperature at which to cure plastisol inks on troublesome polyester or polyester- blend fabrics is between 290-310°F. By curing at such lower temperatures you will minimize the dye’s ability to sublimate.
How are plastisol transfers made?
Plastisol heat transfers are the reverse image of a screen print put down on specialized transfer paper. The ink on the paper is partially cured, and then when it’s ready to be placed on a substrate, the paper is placed facedown against the material and heated to around 400 degrees.
What is the difference between fabric paint and screen printing ink?
With your regular acrylic or fabric paint, you might have a similar effect, but that’s where the comparison stops. While paint dries very quickly when exposed to air, screen printing ink does not. This stuff stays wet until it’s cured. On the other hand, paint dries stiff and could crackle or wash away.
How do I make a print screen transfer?
When printing on paper, you want to have good screen tension. Use approximately an 8th or 16th inch of off-contact so the screen mesh can release ink onto the transfer paper. At a 70-75 degree squeegee angle, apply medium pressure, flood it using one squeegee stroke, and then let the ink release after printing.
How to make Plastisol transfers?
how to make a foil heat transfer (using Cricut foil iron-on&Siser glitter HTV)
Where to buy Plastisol transfers?
To apply your heat press transfers you will need a commercial heat press which can provide at least 50 lbs of pressure and at least 375° F of heat.
What are Plastisol transfers?
Plastisol transfer is a heat transfer method for printing designs on T-shirts that uses a specialized transfer paper. This is different from the transfer paper method that uses inkjet printers to print designs on another type of heat transfer paper. In plastisol transfer, traditional screen printing can still be used to print the design, which